Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Ken Jones's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearUK/NW EurAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
0    Δ Castle Dome     
1964    Δ Oxy Hill     
1965    Δ Tamalpais-W Pk     
1973    Δ Baden-Powell     
1974    Δ Whitney     
1975    Δ Williamson     
1976    Δ Williamson     
1977    Δ Kaweah     
1978    Δ Hat Point     
1979    Δ McLoughlin     
1980    Δ South Sister     
1981    Δ Hood     
1982    Δ Rainier     
1983    Δ Dana     
1984    Δ Carter Dome     
1985    Δ Shuksan     
1986 Δ Faulhorn  Δ Olympus     
1987    Δ Shasta     
1988    Δ Goddard     
1989    Δ Morrison     
1990    Δ Humphreys     
1991    Δ Mauna Kea     
1992    Δ Gannett     
1993    Δ Orizaba     
1994    Δ Denali     
1995    Δ Elbert     
1996    Δ Whitney     
1997    Δ Lincoln    Δ Tarawera
1998Δ Snowdon   Δ Rose     
1999    Δ Grand Teton     
2000    Δ James     
2001    Δ Diamond     
2002Δ Ben Nevis   Δ Boundary     
2003Δ Wills Neck Δ Lycabettus Δ Blanca    Δ Kosciuszko
2004Δ Glyder Fawr   Δ White Mountain     
2005    Δ Massive   Δ Kilimanjaro 
2006    Δ North PalisadeΔ Aconcagua  Δ Ras Dashen 
2007 Δ Blanc  Δ WilsonΔ Villarrica  Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2008    Δ Uncompahgre  Δ Yushan  
2009    Δ WindomΔ CotopaxiΔ Damavand   
2010   Δ ElbrusΔ Matterhorn     
2011    Δ Tajumulco Δ Ararat Δ Stanley 
2012    Δ Cloud     
2013    Δ Toluca     
2014  Δ Ida Δ Mauna Loa     
2015    Δ Ryan     
2016Δ Scafell Pike   Δ Blanca Δ Jabal Umm ad DamiΔ Kerinci  
2017    Δ La Malinche Δ Jabal NabaΔ Fuji-sanΔ Teide 
2018    Δ Hillers  Δ Slamet  
YearUK/NW EurAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 ft

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

Notes on Regions:

  • "UK/NW Eur" includes The UK, Ireland, and the area north and west of the Pyrennes and Alps.
  • "Iberia" includes all of the Pyrneees.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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